Curved Axe

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Date: Neolithic Age
Origins: Found in Bekasi, West Java
Category: Chalcedony Stone
Dimensions: 1.23 cm; W. 9 cm; Thick 3.9cm
Classification:

Summary:
This curved ave has also been made of semi-precious stone and has soft lines on its surface as a result of polishing. Although it is unknown which type of polishing tools were used, there is evidence of a lengthwise and slanted polishing motion.

Curved axes, made out of ordinary stone, were used on a daily basis for digging and cutting trees but this one was likely to have been used for ceremonies, burial or barter.